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Planned Hutchison takeover for $2.3b Global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital is acquiring Hutchison Global Communications from Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications in a deal valued at HK$14.5 billion (A$2.3…
Australia 'tells Solomons to drop cable project' after Huawei gets deal Australia is reportedly putting pressure on the Solomon Islands to withdraw from the Project Honiara undersea cable project after the contract was awarded to Chinese…
Pichai tops pay list in cable, telco and wireless industries Google chief executive Sundar Pichai topped a list of executives from the pay TV, telecommunications and wireless industries as far as total compensation for 2016…
ACMA expects formal 5G standards by late-2018 The Australian Communications and Media Authority expects formal standards for the first phase of 5G to be in place by mid- to late-2018, and deployments…
Optus says it will spend $1b on regional mobile services Australia's second largest telco Optus says it will spend $1 billion to update and expand its mobile network in regional areas by the end of…
NZ Commerce Commission scrutinising telecoms sector on consumer complaints New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has identified the retail telecommunications sector and rising levels of consumer complaints as one of its key targets…
Second suitor casts hat in the ring for Vocus Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications has received a second acquisition bid, from Asian private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners.
The rise of blended artificial intelligence for contact centres (free webinar) Genesys is hosting a free webinar on 20 July that examines “blended AI” for customer-facing departments including marketing, customer care, and digital commerce.
Aussies still prefer people to chatbots New research from Telsyte and Genesys reveals that despite significant advances in AI, chatbots and omnichannel contact centres, Aussies still have an overwhelming preference for…
Canadian man finds out his email address is not his own A man in the Canadian city of Halifax is being forced to go through 20 years of email and decide what he wants to keep…

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